...There were... many passages when he drew a spiritual, Parsifalian glow from the orchestra... he accompanied the singers with utmost subtlety
, especially in the slow, quiet music; he miraculously made sense
of the rather distended Act Two conclusion; and his finely paced unfolding of Act Three was spellbinding
. For all its obliqueness, this production of Wagner’s ‘problem’ opera has a dreamlike power, intensified by magnificent singing and playing.
Peter ReedGanze Rezension